Blues prepared to make big loss on Huseklepp

Erik Huseklepp celebrates scoring for Pompey this season
Erik Huseklepp celebrates scoring for Pompey this season
Pompey lost 3-0 in their League One match against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Picture: Joe Pepler/Digital South

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Pompey have slapped a £800,000 price tag on Erik Huseklepp’s head.

The Blues are prepared to take a big loss on the man they signed for £2m just last summer.

Huseklepp’s former side in Norway, SK Brann, are keen to take the 27-year-old back to his homeland

But administrator Trevor Birch has yet to hear anything firm from the Norwegians, as they bide their time over a move.

Pompey know they are not in position of power when it comes to selling players with the club in administration.

Birch faces a fight to generate cash to keep the club afloat and slash the £9.5m wage bill to make the Blues a more viable proposition for a new owner.

And that means selling players for less than their market values.

Last week, Joel Ward moved to Crystal Palace in a deal worth around £450,000.

Huseklepp has returned to Pompey after his loan stint at Birmingham came to an end.

The striker played 84 minutes for his country in their 1-1 draw with Croatia on Saturday.